Worlds Beyond Reality - Monet's Legacy Guided tours

Date: 13 Apr 2023, 11:00am - 12:00pm (GMT+08:00) Hong Kong



Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery
Thursday, 13 April, 2023
11:00 am 
 In English  / Talk in English
 For adults only
Free ; RSVP necessary


We invite you to join us on this journey of exploration from Monet to the present day,
which embraces the vibrant, elusive worlds of life to be found within these pictorial spaces, dissolving the barriers between past and present, East and West, and our outer and inner worlds.

Claude Monet and the Impressionists opened a new chapter in art history, leading to the expansion of imagination by landscapes artists in the following 150 years.

This exhibition presents a masterpiece of Monet created during his early years at Giverny – Pivoines, alongside works of modernist Zao Wou-Ki, Chu Teh-Chun and Lalan, and contemporary artists David Hockney, Shara Hughes, Myonghi Kang and Ziad Dalloul.

It invites visitors to explore the vibrant, elusive worlds of life to be found within these pictorial spaces, dissolving the barriers between past and present, East and West, and our outer and inner worlds.




Worlds Beyond Reality 

Far from being a distant relation of contemporary art, Monet's vision endures to the present day, with the landscape genre becoming the driver of newer and more diverse forms of expression. Challenges to the conceptual and metaphysical boundaries of traditional landscape painting sit alongside aesthetic experiments with spontaneous and ever-shifting forms, unexpected media and explosive use of colour, endowing the genre with ever-greater emotional and intellectual potential. This exhibition showcases a representative, though far from exhaustive, list of contemporary artists: David Hockney, Shara Hughes, Myonghi Kang and Ziad Dalloul as examples.

Looking back, perhaps what make Monet a legend are his discoveries of the relationship between time and space, light and color, as well as the secrets of their interaction, the resulting shift in painting focus that had brought unprecedented visual, and even more importantly, demonstrating the limitlessness of possibilities in representation of the facade of our world, which do and will continue to inspire artists today and tomorrow.




 

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